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SeanKroll

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What is your chain of choice, and what do you do to file/ grind chains for your work tasks?



I'm pretty much in the world of round- filed/ ground chisel chain, mostly skip/ full skip.
.050/ 3/8".

I've run a bit of .063/ 0.404 on Long bars.
 

cory

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Random factoid: Hey did you guys know that .50 gauge is pretty much the only thing west coasters use and .58 is very big in the East. I use .50 ftr!
 

stikine

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Nah, a lot of us use .063 actually. A little bit better oil lubrication on long bars. I use both actually depending on the saw. Very little .058.
 

cory

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I know .63 is out there. I guess I meant the regional differences in .5x preferences. The knowledgable folks at Madsen's edified me.
 

Burnham

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What I use, and used in the past... .063 on the MS088, both the 42" and the 60" bars. All others, from 064, 066, 460, 044, 361, 260, even the MS200 and 200T....running .050.
 
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lxskllr

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050 is the standard here, and is all I use. I'm trying to keep everything either ⅜" or ⅜"lp to simplify supplies. I've been mostly successful aside from the stuff the 026 came with. I switched it to ⅜", but lp would have been better.
 
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